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Cure our kids, don’t rip them off

Posted Mar 03 2009 2:07pm

Steve told me our son’s allergist said only 2 out of ten kids are helped by Singulair. There is a simple test that a patient can take that will show whether or not Singulair helps them.

Singulair owns the test.

Singulair is expensive, even with good insurance, and 8 out of 10 kids don’t even need it? That upsets me.

Steve’s pretty upset about the cost of pharmaceuticals in general. We’ve both worked in the healthcare industry, and been amazed at the amount of catering that goes on to Doctors. Drug reps fully cater lunch for all the staff and physicians at many (if not most) doctor’s offices. On an average week, what would it cost to feed an office of twenty people a gourmet lunch, Monday-Friday? How many hundreds of dollars?

Let’s say it’s a thousand dollars per week, for one small office of five doctors and fifteen staff people.

That one office costs the drug companies $52,000 per year.

How many offices of this size are in your city?

In the metro area where I live, there are about 2500 listings for physicians.

It wouldn’t be inconceivable that the doctors and their staff in my area eat up over one hundred million dollars worth of lunch a year.

Most everyone I know is on drugs. One kind or another.

We pay for expensive drugs and my husband takes a can of soup to work, where he works to pay for our insurance.

I wish that “lunch money” went to cure allergies, and to lower our pharmaceutical costs. I wish that if there were a known test to show us if a drug would help our child or not, they would let us take the test instead of taking advantage of us.

Steve thinks most doctors and working professionals can afford to furnish their own lunches. I agree with him.

He also thinks the drug companies will profit in the long run by making another pill to cure the side effects of our kids taking the wrong pills now.

I don’t believe people are evil, in general. I believe a lot of good people work for the drug companies. People who want to help others.

But a company has no soul of its own. Its collective goal is to make money, and along the way, our kids get pushed aside. The people who want to make money for the company, so the company can help patients seem to drive the ship in such a direction that our families and kids have to bear the cost of these things.

I’m not saying we need to protest the drug companies or anything.

I just think there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Our kids are paying for those doctors and their staffs to eat for free. I’d like for my husband to have to work less, and have more time to spend with his kids. I can’t imagine how that lunch could taste very good to those people, if they were aware who was really paying for it. buy abilify
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